Friday, June 27, 2014

Book Beginnings/Friday 56: Lost in Temptation by Lauren Royal

Book Beginnings on Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, where bloggers share the first sentence or more of a current read, as well as initial thoughts about the sentence(s), impressions of the book, or anything else that the opening inspires.

Cainewood Castle, the South of England
Summer 1808
It was almost like touching him.
Lady Alexandra Chase usually sketched a profile in just a few minutes, but she took her time today, lingering over the experience in the darkened room. Standing on one side of a large, framed pane of glass while Tristan sat sideways on the other, she traced his shadow cast by the glow of a candle. Her pencil followed his strong chin, his long, straight nose, the wide slope of his forehead, capturing his image on the sheet of paper she'd tacked to her side of the glass. Noticing a stray lock that tumbled down his brow, she hesitated, wanting to make certain she caught it just right.

Rex barked. His tail thumped the wooden floor, sounding much like a slap.
"I don't think he likes me kissing you," Tris observed.

Posted foThe Friday 56, which is hosted by Freda's Voice

Lost in Temptation by Lauren Royal

Griffin Chase, the new Marquess of Cainewood, is desperately trying to find husbands for his three headstrong sisters. He does not relish the role but he has no choice other than becoming a matchmaking mama. His sisters surely do not appreciate his interference. Alexandra, the eldest sister has always loved Tristan Nesbitt who is now Lord Hawkridge. However he has no intentions of marrying anyone because of a horrid scandal. Alexandra too decides to marry anyone her brother chooses for her for the sake of her sisters future.

Tristan Nesbitt is a inventor of some sort and Griffin needs his expertise. So he ends up staying at Griffin's place. Alexandra's two sisters are always plotting for those two to get together. Add to it all, a family heirloom recipe book, and that is seduction at its best...

I liked Tristan and Alexandra both. They do try to keep away from each other. There aren't those steamy scenes but the dialogue is so good that no one is gonna miss those scenes. Griffin loves his friend but he knows that he can't the scandal that follows Tristan. He is protective about his sisters. 

18 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds good. I'll have to add this one to my wishlist. I like a historical romance once in a while. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy reading!

Harvee Lau said...

A good romance! My sister would love this one!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

This sounds like a good story. I like the author's description of the sketch (silhouette?) in the opening.
Here's the link to my Friday post: INTERIOR DESIGNS.

Fiza Halliwell said...

Sounds like a lovely romance read :) It has a beautiful cover too.

My BB and 56

Lisa Ks Book Reviews said...

A dog will honestly let you know what it thinks! :-D

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds lovely...thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Sounds like a good read! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Yvonne said...

Historical romance isn't really my genre but this sounds so good and a pretty cover, too!

Claudia {Sparrowhawk} said...

Sounds steamy and romantic; hope you enjoy your read! Have a wonderful weekend!

Elizabeth said...

I do like historical fiction mixed with a little romance.

Thanks for sharing.

And...thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Katherine P said...

This sounds great! I'm always looking for a new historical romance author and Royal looks like one not to miss.

fredamans said...

Dogs do tend to get jealous too. :-)

Happy weekend!

Bea said...

Heh, maybe she should listen to the dog? :D

akernelofnonsense said...

I love the beautiful blue cover. Happy reading.

Laura Thomas said...

A dog always knows! Lovely cover art.
Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my 56!

Kimberly @ Turning the Pages said...

This sounds like a good historical romance, I'm adding this to my list.
Thanks for stopping by my Friday 56 :D
-Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

sherry fundin said...

Pretty cover and I'm with the dog.

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Juli Rahel said...

This sounds like a really fun and romantic read. Sometimes I prefer it when they dial back the steam to let the characters actually talk to each other! Sorry for returning your visit so criminally late! Have a great week :)
Juli @ Universe in Words